Researchers worry about data gaps on how pot affects older adults

first_img David Sloan, who is a medical marijuana patient, exhales smoke from cannabis concentrate. Brennan Linsley/AP By Associated Press Dec. 6, 2016 Reprints About the Author Reprints Related: Related: The researchers reviewed data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and found a big increase in adults over 50 reporting they had used pot in the past year.About 2.8 percent of those surveyed said they had used pot a decade ago. Six years later in 2013, the rate was about 4.8 percent — a 71 percent jump.advertisement So your state just legalized marijuana: 6 things to know “Historically older people haven’t had high rates of substance use, but this is changing,” said Dr. Benjamin Han, a geriatrician at NYU who led the study published this week in the journal Addiction. “As baby boomers age, we’re going to see more and more of this.”Older adults are still much less likely than younger people to use pot. In the 2013 survey, about 19 percent of people 18 to 25 reported using marijuana in the previous month.Doctors have little to go on when treating older people who use pot, Han said.“When it comes to, for instance, alcohol, there have been a lot of studies about effects on older populations, guidelines on how much older people should be consuming,” Han said. “But when it comes to marijuana, we have nothing.” DENVER — Surveys show a small but growing number of older adults are using marijuana — a trend that worries researchers who say not enough information exists about how pot affects older users.Abundant research has been done on how the drug impacts developing brains, but little is known about the potential consequences on older users — even as recreational pot has been legalized in a number of states.Researchers at New York University say pot could pose health challenges to older users ranging from memory loss to risk of falling.advertisement HealthResearchers worry about data gaps on how pot affects older adults The study drew no conclusions about whether older pot users are using the drug as medicine or for fun.US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said last year that marijuana can be helpful for treating certain ailments, but he added that medical marijuana research is preliminary and he called for more research.Federal drug law considers marijuana a drug with no medical use.Marijuana legalization debates center on the drug’s consequences for kids, perhaps leaving adults to think there’s no downside to using it.“Before the liberalization of marijuana policy, lots of young people used marijuana and then as they got jobs and kids and mortgages, they stopped,” said Jonathan Caulkins, a professor of public policy at Carnegie-Mellon University who was not involved in the NYU study.“It seems that as the social stigmatization has decreased, more users are continuing into adulthood.”— Kristen Wyatt Does access to medical marijuana reduce opioid deaths? Associated Presslast_img read more

Proving predictions wrong, health tech funding keeps climbing

first_img By Juliet Isselbacher July 8, 2020 Reprints What’s included? Log In | Learn More Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Proving predictions wrong, health tech funding keeps climbing GET STARTED What is it? Unlock this article — and get additional analysis of the technologies disrupting health care — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Health Tech Adobe Despite forecasts that investments in health tech would dry up by mid-year, venture funding for digital health companies continues to surge, a new report finds.The report, from health-tech-focused venture firm Rock Health, projects that 2020 will shatter annual records for investments, number of deals, and the average size of such deals. That projection counters previous predictions that the uptick in investments seen earlier this year would subside as the pandemic continued to take a toll. Tags financeSTAT+last_img read more

RTÉ looking for Irish people in Australia for new series

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR RTÉ looking for Irish people in Australia for new series Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Encore Media have previously made TV series such as ‘Making it Down Under’ and ‘Garda Down Under’.Garda Down Under following a number of Irish people who have made it as ‘cops’ in Australia and it followed what their career involved and what type of lifestyle they have in Australia.Making it Down Under similarly followed a selection of Irish people who held different jobs in Australia, of the people on the show was a man who became a farmer in the outback.If you know someone who would like to be involved then email [email protected] or visit www.encore.ie.SEE ALSO – Jewellery from Laois likely to be part of 100k stash discovered by Gardaí Twitter Pinterest TAGSAustraliaEncore MediaIrish Down UnderRTE Encore Media have put out the call for Irish people who are currently living in Australia for a new TV series.The new TV series will be an exciting new short production for the RTÉ player.They are searching for Irish people who have interesting jobs, and are chatty, funny and out going. Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Community center_img Pinterest Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Facebook Home News Community RTÉ looking for Irish people in Australia for new series NewsCommunity Permission granted for housing development in Abbeyleix while further homes planned in Portarlington By Sean Hennessy – 1st February 2018 Previous articleTom Moss: Ego-driven coaches doing serious damage – winning isn’t the only objectiveNext articleLaois students book their places at Young Chef regional final Sean HennessyA former Knockbeg student, and is currently a student in the University of Limerick trying to scrape a BA in History and Politics. A marquee player in the goals for Annanough, but well capable of doing a job in full-forward and has the knack to turn his hand to any sport (except running). Only starting out in his journalistic career but already the specialist farming and property reporter. Happiest when Liverpool and Laois are winning! Council WhatsApp Council last_img read more

Moment in Time: A look back at the Rosenallis Fashion Show in 2008

first_img Gladys Graham modeling clothes No 1 Boutique, Mountmellick at the Rosenallis GAA Fundraising Fashion Show in Rosenallis Community Centre. Sarah modeling clothes from Design Edge, Portlaoise at the Rosenallis GAA Fundraising Fashion Show in Rosenallis Community Centre.Picture: Alf Harvey. Kathleen Wiseley modeling clothes No 1 Boutique, Mountmellick at the Rosenallis GAA Fundraising Fashion Show in Rosenallis Community Centre.Picture: Alf Harvey. Facebook WhatsApp Yvonne modeling clothes No 1 Boutique, Mountmellick at the Rosenallis GAA Fundraising Fashion Show in Rosenallis Community Centre. Community Rachel modeling clothes from Design Edge, Portlaoise at the Rosenallis GAA Fundraising Fashion Show in Rosenallis Community Centre.Picture: Alf Harvey. Bernie Bennett and Maurette Maher at the Rosenallis GAA Fundraising Fashion Show in Rosenallis Community Centre. Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Kathleen and Regina Wiseley and Marie and Casandra Flynn at the Rosenallis GAA Fundraising Fashion Show in Rosenallis Community Centre. Niamh and Ashley Tarleton; Donna Heffernan and Elaine Gavin at the Rosenallis GAA Fundraising Fashion Show in Rosenallis Community Centre. Home We Are Laois Moment in Time Moment in Time: A look back at the Rosenallis Fashion Show in… We Are LaoisMoment in Time Thelma Galvin modeling clothes No 1 Boutique, Mountmellick at the Rosenallis GAA Fundraising Fashion Show in Rosenallis Community Centre.Picture: Alf Harvey. Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ John Maher, John Lennon, Jack Conroy and Paul Maher at the Rosenallis GAA Fundraising Fashion Show in Rosenallis Community Centre. Mandy modeling clothes from Design Edge, Portlaoise at the Rosenallis GAA Fundraising Fashion Show in Rosenallis Community Centre.Picture: Alf Harvey. Pinterest TAGS2008Moment in TimeRosenallis Orla modeling clothes from Design Edge, Portlaoise at the Rosenallis GAA Fundraising Fashion Show in Rosenallis Community Centre.Picture: Alf Harvey. Jessica modeling clothes from Design Edge, Portlaoise at the Rosenallis GAA Fundraising Fashion Show in Rosenallis Community Centre. Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Katie modeling clothes from Design Edge, Portlaoise at the Rosenallis GAA Fundraising Fashion Show in Rosenallis Community Centre.Picture: Alf Harvey.center_img WhatsApp By Julie Anne Miller – 4th March 2018 Aideen Timmons, Phil O’Brien and Emer Doyle at the Rosenallis GAA Fundraising Fashion Show in Rosenallis Community Centre. 1 of 23 Josephine Heffernan and Mary O’Gorman at the Rosenallis GAA Fundraising Fashion Show in Rosenallis Community Centre. Michaela McCarthy and Gemma Kelly at the Rosenallis GAA Fundraising Fashion Show in Rosenallis Community Centre. Pinterest Yasmin modeling clothes from Design Edge, Portlaoise at the Rosenallis GAA Fundraising Fashion Show in Rosenallis Community Centre.Picture: Alf Harvey. Twitter Liz and Rachel Conroy at the Rosenallis GAA Fundraising Fashion Show in Rosenallis Community Centre. SEE ALSO – Moment in Time: Throwback to the St Fergal’s Debs 2010 Twitter Followers of fashion at the Rosenallis GAA Fundraising Fashion Show in Rosenallis Community Centre. Fed up of hearing about the weather this week?So are we! Which is why we have brought another Moment in Time piece to give a few of you a blast from the past.This week we are showing some brilliant photos taken by photographer Alf Harvey at the Rosenallis Fashion Show which took place this time 10 years ago.Yes, we’re sure you’ll see a few familiar faces in these photos, but a lot of them aren’t looking as innocent anymore.It looked to be a brilliant event, with a full house in the local community hall for the Fashion Show – and the style was second to none.Have a look through some of these golden oldies, and see who you recognise. Gloria Flynn, Michaela McCarthy and Caroline McCarthy at the Rosenallis GAA Fundraising Fashion Show in Rosenallis Community Centre. Eilish Tarleton and Maz Gavin at the Rosenallis GAA Fundraising Fashion Show in Rosenallis Community Centre. Rugby Previous articleWired with Whelan: Snow Patrol in the GAA, Skid Row at ‘The Mental’ and the night the Bay City Rollers ‘played’ St Mary’sNext articleMet Eireann warns of ‘flood risk’ and issues Orange alert Julie Anne MillerLaoisToday’s main photographer Julie Anne Miller is a graduate from GMIT. Despite her young age, Julie Anne has years of experience in the food industry. She has worked in Tynan’s at the Storeyard in Portlaoise, Ballymaloe House in Cork and Beach Point Country Club in New York. She has also contributed a food column to the Irish Country Living section of the Irish Farmers Journal. She’s willing to talk about anything – except football! Moment in Time: A look back at the Rosenallis Fashion Show in 2008 Jim O’Brien, compere at the Rosenallis GAA Fundraising Fashion Show in Rosenallis Community Centre. Followers of fashion at the Rosenallis GAA Fundraising Fashion Show in Rosenallis Community Centre. Community Facebooklast_img read more

Sports organisations in Laois to benefit from €112,000 in funding

first_img By Alan Hartnett – 3rd November 2020 Sports organisations in Laois to benefit from €112,000 in funding Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Facebook Previous articleShop online with Gerry Browne Jewellers – free delivery for purchase over €50Next articleWATCH: Brilliant footage of one of Laois’s greatest ever centre backs Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Sports organisations in Laois are to benefit to the tune of €112,370.23 of funding to help them battle the effects of Covid-19.€46,570.23 has been allocated to Laois Sports Partnership under the Laois Sports Partnership Small Grant Scheme. This money will subsequently be spread among 35 Laois clubs.These clubs are a mixture of GAA, soccer, rugby, hockey, basketball, archery, gymnastics, athletics, badminton and boxing with the list of recipients posted in full below.While €65,800 has been allocated to Laois Sports Partnership under the Local Sports Partnerships & Participation Sports Innovation Projects.Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan welcomed the funding and called it ‘unprecedented’.He said: “I am delighted that an unprecedented funding package of 85 million has been put in place for the Irish sport sector, which will help local groups in Laois & Offaly in what has been a difficult year with much activity stalled due to Covid-19.“The funding being allocated by Sport Ireland will address the existential threat to National Governing Bodies and their club networks, and local sports organisations in the constituency.“Through the Local Sports Partnership Small Grant Scheme, thirty-five clubs in Laois will be allocated funding of €46,570 and forty four clubs in Offaly will be allocated funding of €47,995.“This scheme provides an additional mechanism to support community groups and clubs who may not be affiliated to a national organisation or but provide a vital local service.“The primary aim of the grants is to cover the costs associated with implementing Covid-19 hygiene and social distancing protocols.“A further €65,800 is being allocated to the local sports partnership in Laois and €10,000 to sport partnership in Offaly for sports innovation projects.“This funding aims specifically to promote and develop new programmes and projects that can advance sport and physical activity in the post-Covid-19 public health era.“This Government is committed to the Irish sports sector and earlier this year announced funding of €70 million to protect the national sports system in Ireland.“Over €64 million of funding has been allocated to National Governing Bodies, Local Sports Partnerships and other funded bodies across four key schemes.“An Emergency Fund to the value of €5.8 million has been ring-fenced to offset losses incurred by sports organisations during the current Level 5 restrictions and the remaining period of 2020.“Sport Ireland was in a position to meet the requests of National Governing Bodies for their club networks to the tune of €9.7 million, and an additional €5 million will also be invested in the GAA, IRFU and FAI club networks.”While Minister of State of the Department of Finance, Sean Fleming, says this money will be put to good use.He said: “I know Laois Sports Partnership will be pleased with the announcement to assist them as the sports sector has been significantly impacted by the various COVID19 restrictions imposed since March of this year.”SEE ALSO – Love Laois: Your really useful guide to Laois businesses selling online during Level 5 restrictions TAGSCharlie FlanaganLaois Sports PartnershipSean Fleming Pinterest Home News Community Sports organisations in Laois to benefit from €112,000 in funding NewsCommunity Electric Picnic WhatsApp Facebook Electric Picnic News Pinterest Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Twitter WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

Is business prepared for 2050?

first_imgIs business prepared for 2050? The Climate Change Commission’s advice for reshaping the New Zealand economy should be carefully considered by both Government and business, BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says.This first package of advice lays out the pathways needed to reach net zero emissions by 2050.“The Commission has signalled a clear pathway the country needs to take over the next 15-years in setting its budgets out to 2035. Government will need to provide policy certainty for businesses as they seek to meet emissions reductions targets set out in the budgets. There will be opportunities for business, but they need a clear direction of travel.“We are particularly interested in the Commissions assessment of the net cost of action and will take some time to work through the assumptions that underpin those costs and what that might mean for businesses.”BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) Executive Director Tina Schirr says the year ahead will be defined by the development of climate change action frameworks, and business must work closely with Government to implement the Commission’s advice.“Our BEC2060 energy scenarios, which provide two plausible stories on how things might turn out depending on how quickly we decarbonise and adopt new technologies, will support a careful assessment of the Climate Change Commission’s advice.“The Commission has called for an energy strategy going forward, something BEC supports. In addition, it proposes a renewable energy target of 60% by 2035 (currently 40%). This will require the adoption of new technologies and collaboration between businesses in the energy sector. Interestingly, the Commission suggests by 2035 the heat, industry and power sectors will have to reduce emissions by about 44%, which will be challenge for many businesses.“It is clear from the Commission’s recommendations that transport must do much of the heavy-lifting. It recommends by 2035 there be no more light ICE vehicles coming into the country. This week the Government announced it will pass Clean Car Import Standard legislation to cut emissions and fuel costs. Now is the time for companies to start thinking about electrifying their fleets,” Ms Schirr says.Mr Hope says the Commission’s recommendation infrastructure be future-proofed is particularly important.“Bringing forward long-term investments will accelerate the pathway towards our zero-carbon targets, create jobs and boost the economy.“Cross-party support and engagement from business is critical to achieving net zero emissions by 2050. We look forward to working closely with the Commission on what these recommendations will mean for business.”During the consultation period (February 1 – March 14), the BusinessNZ Network will be running events with the Commission to give you a chance to hear directly from Chair Rod Carr, Chief Executive Jo Hendy, and representatives from the Commission’s technical teams. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:business, BusinessNZ, climate change, Commission, director, Government, hope, industry, infrastructure, legislation, New Zealand, renewable, renewable energy, running, Transport, zero-emissionlast_img read more

Clark County police officers participate in Pink Patch Project

first_imgClark County police officers participate in Pink Patch ProjectPosted by John LeyDate: Monday, October 12, 2020in: Healthshare 0 Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness MonthFour Clark County law enforcement agencies are supporting breast cancer awareness by wearing pink patches. Recently they revealed their pink patches for October Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Police departments in Ridgefield, Battle Ground, La Center and Washougal are joining over 390 public safety agencies across the nation by participating in the Pink Patch Project in October.Four Clark County law enforcement agencies are supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month with pink patches.Four Clark County law enforcement agencies are supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month with pink patches.The Pink Patch Project is an innovative campaign designed to increase public awareness about breast cancer and to raise funds for the fight against the disease. The project centers on vibrant pink versions of the agency’s uniform patches. Employees from the participating agencies will wear the pink patches on their uniforms during “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” in October. The pink patches are intended to stimulate conversation within the community and to encourage public awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment in the fight against breast cancer.Officers from Ridgefield, La Center, Battle Ground, and Washougal show their support for the Pink Lemonade project and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Photo courtesy of Lauren Ashley PhotographyOfficers from Ridgefield, La Center, Battle Ground, and Washougal show their support for the Pink Lemonade project and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Photo courtesy of Lauren Ashley PhotographyWhile 2020 is the Ridgefield Police Department’s third year participating in the project, the La Center Police Department, in partnership with the La Center Police Officers Association, the Battle Ground Police Department and the Washougal Police Department have recently joined the project with a pink version of their respective patches. The hope is more area agencies in Clark County will eventually join this annual tradition.The Ridgefield, La Center, and Washougal police department pink patches will be available for sale to the community to raise money for the Pink Lemonade Project, a Clark County nonprofit organization dedicated to the education, support and empowerment of those affected by breast cancer.The Washougal Police Department joins three other police departments in supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink patches can be purchased at the city of Washougal Police Department during normal business hours (9 a.m.-5 p.m.). Only cash will be accepted ($10 each). Photo courtesy of Washougal Police DepartmentThe Washougal Police Department joins three other police departments in supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink patches can be purchased at the city of Washougal Police Department during normal business hours (9 a.m.-5 p.m.). Only cash will be accepted ($10 each). Photo courtesy of Washougal Police Department“Many officers have family members and close friends whose lives have been impacted by cancer, including my own. This is a tangible way for us to show our support,” said Ridgefield Police Chief John Brooks.As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Kearney Breast Center at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is offering two free breast health screening events for uninsured women this month.The first will be held Sat., Oct. 17 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., and the second will be Sat., Oct. 24 during the same hours. Both free screening events will be at the Kearney Breast Center, which is located on the PeaceHealth Southwest campus at 200 NE Mother Joseph Place, Suite 420.More information can be found at https://pinkpatchproject.com..AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Battle GroundClark CountyLa CenterLatestRidgefieldWashougalshare 0 Previous : Commission on Aging to hear about COVID-19 impact on elderly at Oct. 21 meeting Next : Four units impacted by Vancouver apartment fireAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Fiat Chrysler cuts 1,500 jobs as Windsor plant reduces minivan output

first_img Ford said the government is cutting taxes, electricity rates and red tape. “There has never been a better time for auto manufacturers to invest in the province of Ontario,” Ford said in the statement. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending in Canada Unifor suspends ad campaign against GM in hopes of saving jobs at Oshawa plant“This is devastating for the city of Windsor,” David Cassidy, head of the Local 444 branch of Unifor, Canada’s auto union, told reporters at a press conference aired by public broadcaster CBC. Trending Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS See More Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Workers on the production line at Chrysler’s assembly plant in Windsor, Ont., work on one of their new minivans on January 18, 2011. Geoff Robins / Canadian Press ‹ Previous Next › Fiat Chrysler will idle two of its Ontario plants for two weeks each advertisement Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is cutting about 1,500 jobs at a factory in Canada that’s scaling back production due to slowing minivan sales.The Italian-American automaker plans to eliminate the third shift at its assembly plant in Windsor, Ontario beginning September 30, according to an emailed statement.The company produces Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans at the facility, which employed more than 6,100 workers as of January. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” “We will fight tooth and nail to protect the jobs of the auto workers in Windsor,” Ontario Premier Doug Ford said in a statement. “My message to Fiat Chrysler is this: do not make this decision based on the anti-business policies of the former government over the past 15 years.”Fiat Chrysler’s indefinite layoffs are a fresh blow to an already struggling Canadian auto industry. General Motors announced in November it has no future product planned for its factory in Oshawa, Ontario.The plant, which employs about 2,600 assembly workers and has produced cars for more than half a century, may shut down as GM discontinues the Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac XTS sedans.Both Windsor and Oshawa are built around the auto industry. Flavio Volpe, head of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association, estimated in November that 10,000 jobs were tied to companies that supply parts for the GM Oshawa plant.RELATED RELATED TAGSChryslerPacificaMinivanNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everlast_img read more

SKT, Samsung, LG to interconnect smart home platforms

first_img Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more Related Samsung boosts logic chip investment by $34B Connected HomeIoTLGSamsungSK Telecomsmart home AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 07 SEP 2015 Asia Joseph Waring Authorcenter_img ICT business gains fuel SKT revenue South Korea’s largest operator SK Telecom (SKT) is cooperating with local vendor giants Samsung and LG with the aim of seamlessly connecting their smart home platforms by the end of the year.The goal is to enable consumers to control and monitor Samsung and LG smart home-capable products equipped with their own smart home capabilities via SKT’s Smart Home app. These connected products include refrigerators, washing machines, air-conditioners, robot vacuum cleaners and ovens.“We have a strategic plan to collaborate with diverse companies that have their own smart home platforms to maximise the effectiveness of customers’ use,” said Yoon C. Lee, head of sales & marketing at Samsung.Samsung has said since January that 90 per cent of all its products will be Internet of Things (IoT) devices by 2017, with the firm targeting 100 per cent connectivity by 2020.Choi Seong-ho, head of LG’s Smart Business Centre, said it hopes this collaboration will become a role model for both electronics and telecoms companies to achieve mutual growth.Since launching its Smart Home platform in May, SKT has been working with various partners to promote the growth and development of the smart home/home IoT market by creating an open ecosystem. To date, it has formed partnerships with more than 25 companies from different industries.It plans to introduce at least 20 Smart Home-capable products this year and more than 30 by 2016. Tags Previous ArticleBlackBerry to acquire Good Technology for $425MNext ArticleGoogle to make comeback in China by year-end – report Ericsson-Samsung patent deal ends legal disputes HomeAsiaNews SKT, Samsung, LG to interconnect smart home platformslast_img read more

Intel CEO shows off the power of Curie

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 06 JAN 2016 CurieIntel Previous ArticleVolkswagen says sorry, pushes IoT-based social vehicleNext ArticleCES Day 1 Video Highlights Saleha Riaz Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more LIVE FROM CES 2016: Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said only those products offering great user experiences will thrive in the future, as he demonstrated the potential of the firm’s button sized mini-computer called Curie, first showcased at CES last year.“Curie is a technology that will change the world of sports. It captures and measures data in real time and is a dedicated sensor hub that can be used in a variety of ways,” Krzanich (pictured) explained in his keynote.It is already being sampled and will ship in volume this quarter for under $10.Krzanich gave the audience live demonstrations of some of Curie’s uses, including attaching it to BMX bikes. It will feature in the Winter X Games later this month as part of a partnership with ESPN.At last year’s CES keynote, Krzanich said “We are going to experience Computing Unleashed, where computing gains a new dimension. From that two dimensional world, to a three dimensional world.”This year, he was able to follow up with products like a consumer drone with anti-collision technology and a smart hardhat that can tell engineers what products they are looking at and even give them X-ray vision.There was also a Segway robot that can assist around the home and comes with an open platform that can be programmed to do a variety of things.Krzanich said there are three factors behind the need for great user experience – being smart and connected, the sensification of computing and computing becoming an extension of users.There was much for the audience to take in and, as Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, put it: “When Intel comes to CES it sets the stage for the whole week.” Author Tags HomeCES 2016 Intel CEO shows off the power of Curielast_img read more